Garden centres receive top awards at GCA conference

GARDEN centre staff across the country are celebrating after receiving awards at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in Bristol on Monday, January 27, 2020.

The awards were presented to the member garden centres during a ceremony at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel.

Iain Wylie, Chief Executive of the GCA, said: “The hard work and dedication of our member garden centres improves year on year, meaning we have some of the highest standards in the industry.

“I’d like to congratulate all of our award winners as they are extremely deserving and are a shining example to others.”

The GCA represents nearly 200 garden centres nationwide.

Through sharing information and its inspection programme the GCA helps members to achieve high standards in customer service, plant quality and reliability.

The full list of winners announced on Monday, January 27 were:

 

Christmas Competition (Garden Centre category) sponsored by Gisela Graham – Whitehall Garden Centre – Whitchurch

Christmas Competition (Destination Garden Centre category) sponsored by Gisela Graham – Barton Grange Garden Centre

Environment and Community Award – Garden Wise – Dumfries

Ruxley Rose (Garden Centre category) – Cowell’s Garden Centre

Ruxley Rose (Destination Garden Centre category) – Perrywood Garden Centre Tiptree

Barton Grange Trophy for Commercial Creativity and Innovation – Bents Garden & Home

Customer Service Award – Best Customer Service – The Old Railway Line Garden Centre

The Indoor Lifestyle Award – Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer (Garden Centre category) – Squires Garden Centre – Hersham

The Indoor Lifestyle Award – Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer (Destination Garden Centre category) – East Bridgford Garden Centre

The GIMA Award for Best Garden Products Retailer (Garden Centre category) – Fairways Garden Centre – Ashbourne

The GIMA Award for Best Garden Products Retailer (Destination Garden Centre category) – Simpsons Garden Centre

Dick Allen Award (Most Improved Garden Centre) – Notcutts Garden Centre – Wheatcroft

The ifse Award for Catering Excellence – Best Garden Centre Restaurant (Garden Centre Category) – Fron Goch Garden Centre

The ifse Award for Catering Excellence – Best Garden Centre Restaurant (Destination Garden Centre Category) – Joint winners Bents Garden & Home and St Peter’s Garden Centre

Weber Outdoor Living Award – Best Outdoor Living Retailer (Garden Centre Category) – Joint winners Squires Garden Centre – Hersham and Fron Goch Garden Centre

Weber Outdoor Living Award – Best Outdoor Living Retailer (Destination Garden Centre Category) – East Bridgford Garden Centre

GCA Grow Training Award – Klondyke Garden Centre – Byrkley Park.

 

For further details about the GCA conference, please call 01244 952170. Alternatively, please visit www.gca.org.uk, log on to www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-Centre-Association or follow the organisation on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GC_Association.

 

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